Sony announces NW-Z1000 Android Walkman media player
Sony Singapore had recently announced their NWZ-A860 Walkman. And at the recent IFA 2011 trade fair for consumer electronics and household appliances in Berlin, Germany, the company showcased the new NW-Z1000 Android Walkman which claims to run Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.
At the IFA 2011 trade show in Berlin, Sony has unveiled their new Walkman portable media player (PMP), the NW-Z1000. It claims to be the company's first PMP to incorporate Google's popular Android mobile operating system that is usually found on smartphones and tablet devices. The NW-Z1000 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is equipped with Nvidia dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 512MB RAM. It sports a 4.3-inch display (480×800 pixel resolution) and features a digital amplifier “S-Master MX” to provide improved audio quality. Sony claims that the NW-Z1000 has a battery life of 20 hours for non-stop music enjoyment, or five hours of video playing. Other features include Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth with A2DP, HDMI output, DLNA compatibility and built-in GPS.
Available in red and blue, the Sony NW-Z1000 will retail at US$365 for the 16GB, US$430 for the 32GB and US$560 for the 64GB model, later this year in December. The special purple edition 64GB NW-Z1000 will be selling at US$600.